01/17/2019 - (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
The Veterans Administration Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act was signed into law on June 6, 2018. Dubbed the VA MISSION Act, the “reform” was touted to improve veteran access to VA health care and pave the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has long been plagued with problems that negatively impact our veterans.
Critics, however, see the act as an effort to privatize the VA. If you look at the fine print, they just might be right.